Could this be our best look at the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 yet?

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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Nvidia is still keeping schtum on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, but we might have just got our first look at the graphic card’s design.

A user on Chiphell (thanks, Videocardz) has posted leaked images which allegedly show a prototype of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. The card features a striking new fan design, and is markedly different from the Founder’s Edition dual-fan design that Nvidia has previously produced. 

Based on these photos, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 could instead opt for a push/pull fan design, with a large heatsink in the middle. And while the card may look blue at a glance, it’s actually just the wrap of the silver metallic shroud around the card.

Nvidia RTX 3080

(Image credit: Chiphell)

If the leaked images are real, then, the RTX 3080 will have to include a V-shaped PCB design.

Announcement imminent? 

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is likely to be powered by the company’s recently-announced Ampere architecture, along with 3rd-generation Tensor Cores. While we’re still waiting for Nvidia to officially announce something, the images could point to a release being closer than expected. 

Adam Vjestica

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